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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales / Edition 2

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales / Edition 2

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Roger Luckhurst Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN-10:
0199536228
ISBN-13:
9780199536221
Pub. Date:
07/15/2008
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
ISBN-10:
0199536228
ISBN-13:
9780199536221
Pub. Date:
07/15/2008
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales / Edition 2

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales / Edition 2

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Roger Luckhurst Robert Louis Stevenson
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Overview

Robert Louis Stevenson's short novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, first published in 1886, became an instant classic, a Gothic horror originating in a feverish nightmare whose hallucinatory setting in the back streets of London gripped a nation mesmerized by crime and violence. Its revelatory ending is one of the most original and thrilling in English Literature. This new edition of Stevenson's most famous work includes three additional short stories, two short essays, and extracts from contemporary writing on psychological disorders. The introduction considers the reasons for the book's popularity, "the double," and psychoanalytic interpretations, as well as crime, sex, class, and urbanism in the 1880s. Appendixes provide contextual historical material by Henry Maudsley, Frederic Myers, and W.T. Stead. This edition also provides an up-to-date bibliography and full notes, including details of the initial responses of Stevenson's contemporaries, such as John Addington Symonds,
Gerard Manley Hopkins and Rider Haggard.

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ISBN-13: 9780199536221
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 30,512
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Roger Luckhurst is Senior Lecturer in English at Birbeck College, University of London.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa

Education:

Edinburgh University, 1875

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